If you happen to find yourself in Southern Australia--which I root for you to do--let me know what you think of the new vineyard residences called Atrium, at Greenock Creek, at the renowned resort and spa, The Louise, in the hot hot wine region of Barossa. Because everything I've heard about them makes it sound like a place I can't wait to check in to.
The reality of that scenario is probably a few months away, though the timing of that would make it perfectly in sync with summer.
The new property features contemporary
three-bedroom residences situated on a private 42-acre swath of land
overlooking the entire Barossa Valley, one of the world's great burgeoning wine
regions. The homes at Atrium come with all the expected modern creature
comforts. But beyond that, guests are greeted with stocked wine fridge,
including some thirty bottles of local vintages. What's more, Atrium guests are
offered private access to the chef and staff of the onsite restaurant,
Appellation, who will come to the house to prepare made-to-order dinners for
guests and, presumably, their guests. You are also provided access to a
personal "house manager," on call to ensure your every need is tended to.
So please, won't you let me know how that goes? I'm presuming it beats roughing it for a week in the Outback.